Southern Highlands Community
As a 2,300-acre master planned community with over 8,000 homes and 40 neighborhoods and subdivisions, Southern Highlands has a lot to offer residents.
This is an affluent community with many guard-gated neighborhoods, lots of green space, recreational opportunities, and a friendly community atmosphere. Privacy is very important here, hence why there is a helpful security patrol 24/7.
Southern Highlands is an ideal place for those who want a quiet, friendly environment outside the Las Vegas rush while still being able to access what the city has to offer.
Where Is Southern Highlands Located?
Southern Highlands is in the southern foothills of the Las Vegas Valley, across the Las Vegas Freeway from the famous M Resort Spa Casino.
Although there are other communities that range further south, such as Inspirada in southwest Henderson, Southern Highlands is among the southernmost MPCs in the Las Vegas area.
Despite this, Southern Highlands’ close proximity to I-15 means that residents have a straight shot to the Las Vegas Strip, which is about 13 miles to the north.
Moreover, Southern Highlands’ location makes it easily accessible via W Starr Ave, W Cactus Ave, and Southern Highlands Parkway….And if you want to drive to Henderson, you can reach it by crossing I-15 to St. Rose Parkway.
Southern Highlands’ Proximity To Important Locations
Here are estimated drive times from Southern Highlands to some prominent locations throughout the Las Vegas area:
- M Resort Spa Casino (~ 8 minutes)
- Dig This amusement park (~8 minutes)
- Speed Vegas (~10 minutes)
- Lion Habitat Ranch Inc (~10 minutes)
- Las Vegas South Premium Outlets (~13 minutes)
- Seven Magic Mountains (~16 minutes)
- Harry Reid International Airport (~17 minutes)
- The Las Vegas Strip (~18 minutes)
- Downtown Las Vegas (~20 minutes)
- Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area (~20 minutes)
- Rio Secco Golf Club (~20 minutes)
- Anthem Country Club (~20 minutes)
- Cowabunga Canyon Waterpark – Summerlin (~21 minutes)
- Red Rock National Conservation Area (~25 minutes)
- Rhodes Ranch Golf Club (~25 minutes)
- Downtown Summerlin (~30 minutes)
Southern Highlands Home and Real Estate
Real estate in Southern Highlands is a blend of single-family residences, luxury mansions, and contemporary townhomes, with varying price points to accommodate a wide range of budgets.
Property prices in the community range from $390K all the way up to $11MM+. At present, the median sales price for homes in Southern Highlands is approximately $660,000.
Homeowners Association fees, meanwhile, range from $50 to $600 per month.
Regardless of where you fall on the cost spectrum, Southern Highlands has excellent homes available. Plus, the neighborhoods are gorgeous. You’ll find lots of trees here.
There are both one and two-story homes available in the community, many of which are frame stucco tile roof homes. In the upscale neighborhoods, you’ll also find modern-style luxury homes.
Single-Family Home Prices in Southern Highlands
When looking at prices in Southern Highlands, it helps to separate the prices into two categories—north and south.
The Villages (north) is where you’ll find the community’s more moderately priced single-family homes, with prices starting at around $390K.
In The Estates (south), you primarily find pricey upscale custom homes situated on luxury lots. The prices for luxury estates range from $1MM all the way up to $11MM+.
Note: Luxury lot sizes in Southern Highlands range from 1/2 to 5 acres.
Townhome Prices in Southern Highlands
You can find townhomes in Southern Highlands for around $350K.
Southern Highlands Amenities
Southern Highlands offers several local amenities for residents to enjoy. Let’s take a look at them.
Southern Highlands Marketplace
Southern Highlands Marketplace is located about 4 miles from the community and has shopping, restaurants, and various goods and services.
Businesses by category in the retail center include:
Smith’s Food & Drug Store
Bogart’s Bone Appetit
Nevada State Bank
CareNow Urgent Care
Image Eye Care
All Smiles Dental
Star Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
The UPS Store
True Aveda Salon
Sweet Nails Southern Highlands
SO HI Fitness
Sweet Nails Southern Highlands
DOMA The Korean bbq
Mama Bird Southern Kitchen
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Rise and Shine A Steak & Egg Place
Hola Mexican | Cocina + Cantina
Fire Station Plaza – Southern Highlands
Fire Station Plaza is only a few minutes from the community and offers shopping, services, and restaurants to residents.
Terrible Herbst Convenience Store
Royal Highlands Dental
Kumon Math and Reading Center of Las Vegas
Highlands Nails and Spa
Le Cafe Du Sud
Heavenly Pies Pizza & Trattoria
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop
On Demand Sushi
Parks In Southern Highlands
There are 7 family parks and 2 dog parks in Southern Highlands. Here’s a brief overview of each of them.
Goett Family Park
Goett Family Park is a huge family park with a wide open grassy field for sports, social gatherings, picnics, and more. This park has probably the best field of any park in the community.
In addition to the abundant green space, there are convenient covered pavilions and beautiful walking paths for residents to use.
Olympia Sports Park
With its plethora of offerings, Olympia Sports Park offers a lot for residents to enjoy.
The facilities feature lighted fields, a basketball court, workout stations, multiple shaded picnic areas, playground structures, swings, water play features, and trails. The trails here lead to some great views of the Las Vegas Strip.
Jimmy Pettyjohn Jr. Park
This is a small 1.09-acre park with a gazebo, restroom facility, covered play structure, and beautiful garden sitting area.
Somerset Hills Park
At 6.33 acres, Somerset Hills Park is quite roomy. The park features tennis courts, a play park, gazebos with BBQs, and on-street parking.
Doctor Harry B. Johnson Rose Garden (Rose Park)
This park is absolutely gorgeous and features a splash pad, covered play structure, gazebo, restrooms, and rose garden. This is a smaller 1.97-acre park with a small parking lot (only 6 spaces).
At 4.38 acres, Inzalaco Park accommodates a sizable playground for children and a broad walking path. The parking lot is fairly large and can hold 30 vehicles. The park has restrooms onsite.
Stonewater Park is something special. Here you’ll find 7 acres of gorgeous grassy area, trees, walking paths, and expansive views of the surrounding Las Vegas landscape.
Southern Highlands Dog Park
This is a nice dog park with two separate fields so that small dogs can have their own space.
Please note that the park is best used during the day, as there are no lights installed. Additionally, there is no parking, so the park has to be accessed on foot or by bike.
For this reason, the park is primarily used by people who live in the neighborhood.
Fire Station Dog Park
This small 0.36-acre dog park has a large grassy area with a gate, a water fountain, pooper scoopers, a pet waste station, and places to sit. This is a great spot to bring your furry friends.
Southern Highlands Walking and Biking Paths
Southern Highlands is graced with well-lit walking paths that meander through picturesque scenery. And while strolling, one can enjoy stunning vistas that span across the entire valley.
The Paseo Walking Path, for instance, invites residents to go on leisurely walks while smoothly connecting different areas within the community.
Southern Highlands Golf Club
The Southern Highlands Golf Club, an exclusive members-only establishment, ranks among the top affluent golf communities in the United States.
The course, crafted by the masterful hands of Robert Trent Jones Sr. and his son Robert Trent Jones Jr., is one of only four collaboratively designed by the renowned duo.
Their design legacy lives on in the course’s seamless blend of lush greenery, diverse terrain, and water features, which combine to create an amazing golfing experience.
Southern Highlands Clubhouse
The fun doesn’t stop on the course. In fact, for some, the best part of Southern Highlands Golf Club is the clubhouse, which boasts a stunning 13,000-square-foot spa and a 4,000-square-foot fitness center.
Here you’ll find:
- A lap pool
- An oversized Jacuzzi
- Relaxing poolside cabanas
- Lighted tennis courts
- A dedicated children’s play area
- Regular fitness classes
Southern Highlands Community Events
Southern Highlands has an active and welcoming community. Here is an overview of some regular events.
Weekly Farmers Market
Thanks to Southern Highlands’ partnership with the Las Vegas Farmers Market, fresh, organic produce is available every Sunday at SH Corporate Center from 9AM to 2PM.
Click the link for more information about Southern Highlands’ weekly farmers market.
Movies In The Park
Movies in the Park takes place once or twice a year in Southern Highlands, typically at Goett Family Park during the summer.
The event starts at 8PM (subject to change) and is a lot of fun for parents and their kids.
Community residents are invited to come and bring blankets, lawn chairs, and family-friendly drinks.
See the link for more information about Southern Highlands Movies In The Park event.
Memorial Day Celebration
Every Memorial Day, Southern Highlands holds a family-friendly event with games, food trucks, water slides, fireworks, live music, and more.
See the Southern Highlands Community Events page and click on Memorial Day for more information.
Fall Festival takes place on or around October 21 every year at Goett Family Park.
The festival features the following:
Food and drink, a bounce house, circus acts, dance performances, raffles, field games, vendor booth trick or treating, a costume contest, and fundraising for local charities.
Southern Highlands Schools
Southern Highlands Preparatory (2-4 year olds)
Kidz, Kidz, Kidz. (6 weeks to 4 year olds)
Dennis Ortwein Elementary
Charles And Phyllis Frias Elementary
Southern Highlands Preparatory
Evelyn Stuckey Elementary
Aldeane Comito Reis Elementary
Southern Highlands Preparatory
Lois and Jerry Tarkanian Middle School
Desert Oasis High School
Find A Home in Southern Highlands
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